Help | Contact Us
NukeWorker Menu Update on Dorie (Henry & Camella's granddaughter)

Author Topic: Update on Dorie (Henry & Camella's granddaughter)  (Read 5708 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Camella Black

Background: Dorie aged 6 woke yesterday morning after being sick for 3 days unable to walk or bear weight on her legs; while in the local ER she gradually became worse and her symptoms spread to her upper body, hands and neck. She could feel and move but had poor muscle tone and no reflexes.

Doctors first suspected Guillian Barre Syndrome and she was transported by ambulance to MCG Children's in Augusta GA... several hours and tests later she became worse and was scheduled for an MRI and spinal tap. While moving her to the potty Henry saw something drop onto the bed and a tick the size of a large cranberry was found in her bedding. After examining her from toe to head the site where he had burrowed into her scalp was found in the back of her head.

Within hours she began to improve and by this am she was walking and running around! She is now how, safe and sound with a weird story to tell when she is grown.

This is another reason to look for those ticks... Tick Paralysis may affect children although it is rare it can be life threatening.

For those of you who helped me locate Henry, who prayed and sent messages to us, thank you so very much!
« Last Edit: Jun 10, 2011, 06:05 by Camella Black »

Offline Mike McFarlin

  • Safety/Chemist/Health Physicist
  • Very Heavy User
  • *****
  • Posts: 1538
  • Total likes: 3
  • Karma: 2145
  • Gender: Male
  • Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way!
Re: Update on Dorie (Henry & Camella's granddaughter)
« Reply #1 on: Jun 09, 2011, 07:28 »
Glad she is better! Thank goodness Henry saw the tick fall on the bedding. Happy you had a good ending to this story!  Spanky
"Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less." General Robert E. Lee, C.S.A.

Offline thenukeman

  • Very Heavy User
  • *****
  • Posts: 1939
  • Total likes: 1
  • Karma: 1964
  • Elements Rule Battle , Elementis Regamus Proleium
Re: Update on Dorie (Henry & Camella's granddaughter)
« Reply #2 on: Jun 10, 2011, 04:23 »
Thanks for sharing the cause, it might help someone.


  • Guest
Re: Update on Dorie (Henry & Camella's granddaughter)
« Reply #3 on: Jun 10, 2011, 07:13 »
Wow, glad she is alright. With a twenty month old, in tick country...we will be watching.

Best to you and your granddaughter

Offline Camella Black

Re: Update on Dorie (Henry & Camella's granddaughter)
« Reply #4 on: Jun 12, 2011, 12:39 »
I should have stated that Dorie had already been to the doctor and was diagnosed with a sinus infection and bronchitis; she was on meds and was a typical acting 6 year old mere 12 hours waking up paralyzed.
« Last Edit: Jun 12, 2011, 12:42 by Camella Black »

Offline Higgs

  • SRO
  • Very Heavy User
  • *****
  • Posts: 1942
  • Total likes: 5
  • Karma: 1284
  • Gender: Male
  • Life has a melody...
Re: Update on Dorie (Henry & Camella's granddaughter)
« Reply #5 on: Jun 12, 2011, 01:42 »
I am very happy to hear she is ok.
"How feeble is the mindset to accept defenselessness. How unnatural. How cheap. How cowardly. How pathetic.” - Ted Nugent


NukeWorker ™ is a registered trademark of ™, LLC © 1996-2021 All rights reserved.
All material on this Web Site, including text, photographs, graphics, code and/or software, are protected by international copyright/trademark laws and treaties. Unauthorized use is not permitted. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute, in any manner, the material on this web site or any portion of it. Doing so will result in severe civil and criminal penalties, and will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible under the law.
Privacy Statement | Terms of Use | Code of Conduct | Spam Policy | Advertising Info | Contact Us | Forum Rules | Password Problem?